13 Mar 2012

Homicide inquiry after woman's body found

9:31 am on 13 March 2012

Nelson police are interviewing a man about the death of a woman whose body was found in a car in the city on Monday afternoon.

The man, 44, walked into the police station to say the woman, 37, was in a van in Harley Street, nearby.

The area has been cordoned off and a homicide inquiry is under way.

The Nelson CIB head, Detective Senior Sergeant Wayne McCoy, says it is not certain where the woman died, but a scene in the Maitai Valley is also being examined.

He says ESR specialists and a pathologist from Christchurch will arrive on Tuesday.